Financial Difficulties? Bankruptcy? – you’re not alone.

If you’re facing financial difficulties, you’re not alone. This economy has hit so many, so hard. On the other hand, historically you’re not alone either, even during more favorable economic conditions. Check out the list below and see if you find any names you recognize. You should. Hopefully by reviewing this list, you will see that you can recover from bankruptcy – that it is not anything that should make you feel ashamed or embarrassed. These people moved on from bankruptcy to lead very successful lives, both personally and financially. You can, too. Bankruptcy is a tool that can help you fix a problem. It is a tool that is to be used at the correct time and under the correct circumstances. It may or may not be the right tool to fix your personal circumstances right now, though you should find out. If you have any questions about that, you should consult a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney in your area to help you analyze your personal situation.

If you need legal advice or assistance with this or other legal matters, you should contact a knowledgeable lawyer in your area. If you are in Northern New Jersey (particularly the counties of Passaic, Sussex, Bergen, Morris or Essex) or the Hudson Valley, New York area (Orange, Rockland, Westchester Counties) and would like to schedule a consultation with my office, feel free to call us at 973-506-4881 or complete our contact form here.

Lest you feel alone in your situation, below is a list of some of celebrities including artists, athletes, authors, actors and successful businesspeople who filed for bankruptcy:

  1. Actor Stephen Baldwin
  2. Famous Circus promoter P.T. Barnum
  3. Actress Kim Basinger
  4. “The Wizard of Oz” author L. Frank Baum
  5. “The Soprano’s” Actress Lorraine Bracco
  6. Grammy-award winning R&B singer Toni Braxton (filed twice)
  7. Actor Gary Busey
  8. Singer Natalie Cole
  9. Famous Author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain)
  10. Country singer Willie Nelson
  11. Actor Gary Coleman
  12. Former Texas Governor John Connally
  13. Mickey Mouse creator Walt Disney
  14. Rock Singer Mick Fleetwood
  15. The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson
  16. Auto manufacturing pioneer Henry Ford
  17. Singer Marvin Gaye
  18. Former President of the United States and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant
  19. Ketchup manufacturer Henry Heinz
  20. Chocolate manufacturer Milton Hershey
  21. Former US President Thomas Jefferson
  22. NFL star Lawrence Taylor
  23. 5 time Olympic medalist Marion Jones
  24. Pop singer Cyndi Lauper
  25. Comic book creator of “Spider-man” Stan Lee
  26. Rock Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
  27. Former US President Abraham Lincoln
  28. Entertainer Ed McMahon
  29. Rock Singer Meatloaf (filed twice)
  30. Famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn
  31. Rock Singer Tom Petty
  32. Model Anna Nicole Smith
  33. Billionaire Donald Trump
  34. Boxer Mike Tyson

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